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March 7, 2011

Why Random House’s Surrender on “Agency Pricing” Is Good for Readers and Booksellers

By Lydia Dishman

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Nearly a year after Apple (APPL) launched the iPad and the “agency model” of pricing e-books — in which the publisher sets the retail price and the bookseller gets a 30 percent cut — Random House finally got off the fence and joined the other five legacy publishers to adopt the pricing structure. And just like that, the book selling playing field just got a little broader.

Here’s why it’s a good thing:                                                                      …read more

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